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Abel29A
01-19-2004, 01:25 PM
I'm thinking of buying the Saitek X45 stick for use in Lock On and Il2 Sturmovik and I was wondering if this stick is everything its said to be..

I'm a bit sceptical to the rudder button solution as I've always used the twisting stick rudder solution. Is the rudder button on the throttle control easy to use/easy to get familiar with? Are there any faults/problems with the x45, both in general and with regards to Lock On and Il2 Sturmovik? Is there another stick out there I should rather be buying?(Cougar is beyond my means at the moment :=)

Any input would be greatly appreciated.....

Abel29A
01-19-2004, 01:25 PM
I'm thinking of buying the Saitek X45 stick for use in Lock On and Il2 Sturmovik and I was wondering if this stick is everything its said to be..

I'm a bit sceptical to the rudder button solution as I've always used the twisting stick rudder solution. Is the rudder button on the throttle control easy to use/easy to get familiar with? Are there any faults/problems with the x45, both in general and with regards to Lock On and Il2 Sturmovik? Is there another stick out there I should rather be buying?(Cougar is beyond my means at the moment :=)

Any input would be greatly appreciated.....

Raider_356th
01-19-2004, 01:48 PM
S!

I really like the X45, i dont really use rudder in FB unless im on the ground, or if im doing deflection shooting, and i really like the dials that i have my prop pitch and elevator trim on. Only if i could get the dang profiler to work on XP Pro..lol. But with all the buttons, u hardly ever have to touch the keyboard. I really like the stick, not many people like it tho. Just my thoughts. I havent had any problems so far, and ive had the stick for a few years, ive heard people say that the ball bearings in the stick have dried up but i havent had the problem occur, i also use the X45 in Lomac, and havent had any problems yet..

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adlabs6
01-19-2004, 02:48 PM
It's a good stick. I've had mine for a year now, no problems, works in FS2004, LOMAC demo, FB, IL2. The rocker is a bit diffrent, but I like it more than a twist personally.

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Abel29A
01-19-2004, 04:02 PM
Thanks for your respons. I am pretty much convinced the x45 is the way to go. Hopefully I will adjust to the rudder button deal :=)
It seems a lot of people say the same thing, the rudder rocker is something you will prefer once you have gotten used to it.

Anyway, it will be a great improvement on my MS Sidewinder 3D Pro....

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tenmmike
01-19-2004, 04:11 PM
iv got a x-45 the rudder control SUCKS but the stick and hotas is nice ..i no longer youse the stick part as i combine its hotas with a msffb2 thats the way to go............FG364th_5E_B you you not yousing your rudder in flight http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif i sure wish you were my eneamy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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